The Czech government approved the extension of the ban on issuing visas and long-term residence permits to citizens of the Russian Federation and Belarus. The decision will be valid until March 31, 2024. TASS with reference to the Czech News Agency. In addition, the ban has been extended to Russians and Belarusians with second citizenship.
The Czech Republic will issue visas to citizens of the Russian Federation and Belarus in exceptional cases. For example, for humanitarian reasons. The ban on transit using air transport without special visas continues to apply. Visa rules have been relaxed for Ukraine. The procedure for obtaining long-term visas and residence permits has been simplified.
According to the Russian Union of Travel Industry, the number of trips from Russia to Europe in 2022 decreased by 90% against the backdrop of various restrictions imposed by the European Union. The Czech Republic, in addition to the ban on issuing visas, in October 2022 closed entry to Russians with a valid Schengen visa.
About the restrictions – in the material “Kommersant” “Schengen mutations”.
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